Volunteers of America has helped people in need since 1896 and is one of the oldest, largest and most comprehensive human services organizations in the nation.
Volunteers of America of Florida is part of the national nonprofit, spiritually-based organization that supports, nurtures and uplifts the human spirit and empowers the people we serve to reach their full potential. The agency’s work includes providing opportunities for people in the community to serve, in positions such as board members, volunteers and staff. The organization is also a leader in home-based behavioral healthcare services and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF FLORIDA’S MISSION STATEMENT:
Volunteers of America of Florida fosters life-long learning and inspires
people to become contributing members of society.
Volunteers of America of Florida envisions communities where all people live with a spiritual sense of well being, opportunities for training and employment, and a place to call home. This includes our commitment to strengthen individuals and communities through outreach and services to the persons we serve. Our programs deliver comprehensive services to support an individual’s well being, promote self-sufficiency, and foster independence.
The organization actively supports every person in our programs. Everyday examples may be found as we transport a veteran to a medical appointment, provide a meal to a senior, train an individual to manage their bank account, assist with utilizing community resources, develop life plans with individuals facing chronic and severe mental illness, support persons with developmental disabilities, or inspire independence and meaningful activity for elderly persons.
Currently the agency offers community programs in 18 cities throughout the state of Florida. Persons served include: veterans in need, the elderly, persons with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or persons engaging in substance abuse. Program participants are supported by the agency’s three lines of service: Health; Housing; and Training, Education and Employment.